Whistleblower-Fueled Fraud Cases Create Giant Backlog

More than 900 cases alleging that government contractors and drugmakers have defrauded taxpayers out of billions of dollars are languishing in a backlog that has built up over the past decade because the Justice Department cannot keep pace with the surge in charges brought by whistle-blowers, according to lawyers involved in the disputes.

Since 2001, 300 to 400 civil cases have been filed each year by employees charging that their companies defrauded the government.

Source: Washington Post

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